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Emmys Shocker: 66th Annual Awards Ceremony to Air on a Monday

Neil Patrick Harris, Emmy Awards, 2013 Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Talk about a case of the Mondays!

In a surprising scheduling shift, NBC and the Television Academy have announced that the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

Yes, you read that right: The 2014 Emmys will air on a Monday, not a Sunday. It's also much earlier than previous ceremonies, which usually air in September. So why the big move? NBC is avoiding a conflict with Sunday Night Football. Touchdowns and trophies, viewers really can have it all!

NBC has yet to announce a host (Neil Patrick Harris hosted in 2013) or producers.

READ: Relive the 2013 Emmys in .gif-form!

The last time the Emmys aired on a Monday? 1976!

The 2014 Emmys will air live coast-to-coast (beginning at 5 p.m. PT and 8 p.m. ET) from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, which means West Coasters won't have to complain about spoilers/missing out on any of the fun. (Yes, Grammys, we're looking at you.)

NBC and the Television Academy also announced that the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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